RoadMAPs to Societal Mobilisation for the Advancement of Responsible Industrial Technologies
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First round of Industrial Dialogues successfully completed

Three SMART-map Industrial Dialogues have taken place so far. Each workshop focused on one of the SMART-map topics: precision medicine, 3D printing in biomedicine and synthetic biology. The aim of each event was to develop ideas for a tool to embed responsible innovation in industries. In all cases, the greatest challenge, as well as the greatest success, has been finding a common language among stakeholders with diverse views and perspectives.

The first Industrial Dialogue involved stakeholders from the precision medicine sector and was hosted by Aarhus University in Denmark.
Francesco Lescai, the organiser of the Danish dialogue and SMART-map coordinator, describes the format of the dialogue and presents some of the highlights of the workshop. In general terms - Lescai explains - we need a broad approach in which industrial players as well as policymakers and society as a whole work together, according to their roles and needs, to get RRI effective.
Aarhus Industrial Dialogue on Precision Medicine
Aarhus Industrial Dialogue on precision medicine
The second Industrial Dialogue was held in Munich and focused on 3D printing in the biomedical field. Ralf Lindner and the others organisers from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft summarise what happened during this two-day event. The video also features workshop participants, who explain what the take-home message of the Dialogue is. Communication is key for 3D printing and all stakeholders within this field need to be brought in at various levels, including patients.
Munich Industrial Dialogue on 3D printing in the biomedical sector
Munich Industrial Dialogue on 3D printing in the biomedical sector
The third Industrial Dialogue took place in Manchester and involved the synthetic biology community. Sally Randles, from Manchester Metropolitan University, presents the UK situation, in particular with regard to responsible innovation, and recaps some of the outcomes of the workshop. Voices from the participants highlight what are the main challenges and opportunity of embedding responsible innovation in this sector. Synthetic biology is about making genetic engineering more accessible and that means all these new actors must act responsibly.
Manchester Industrial Dialogue on synthetic biology
Manchester Industrial Dialogue on synthetic biology
The Industrial Dialogue format developed by SMART-map has been tested and revised over the course of the three events. Starting from April, the second series of workshops will take place in different countries (Spain, Italy and Hungary). The next Industrial Dialogue will be held in Valencia on 5-6 April. The workshop will be hosted by Imegen, the biomedical biotechnological company that is part of the consortium, and will focus on the precision medicine field. On 7-8 April, representatives from all partners will take in part in the first annual meeting of the SMART-map project.

SMART-map at the European Citizen Science Forum in Paris

On 25 March, SMART-map took part in the European Citizen Science Forum, organised by the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris) and Tekiu Ltd, as part of the EU's DITOs (Doing It Together science) project.
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